Antique & Artisan Christmas Boutique

It’s no secret that the Antique & Artisan Center is one of my favorite local sources for all that is chic and unique and starting tomorrow, their very first Christmas Boutique will be unveiled. I stopped by yesterday for a sneak peek at some of what partner Mari Ann Maher, below, has hand selected for the event.…
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At the Movies | The Bishop’s Wife

Naturally, I love hearing that readers have liked a recommendation. This week The Bishop’s Wife received thumbs up from a subscriber who mentioned they had purchased (and loved) it after discovering it here. I then read that it is now out on blu ray so I thought a reminder of one of my favorite holiday films might be in order.…
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Happy Thanksgiving

From my home to yours, wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving This year my table started with the amber accessories. I continued the theme with a similarly colored tole cachepot. I kept it fresh with the napkins and then added feathers to the autumnal arrangement for a little graphic pop.…
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Picture Perfect Parties

Even though it’s not officially fall, the “season” seems to have already gotten underway with invitations flowing in. How convenient that Picture Perfect Parties is coming from Rizzoli on October 1 to solve all our entertaining needs. Picture Perfect PartiesStylist and entertaining expert Annette Joseph‘s motto is “make it simple and make it gorgeous” and you will clearly see how she achieves her results in her terrific new book.…
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Le Quatorze Juillet

So today we recognize Bastille Day, le quatorze juillet, with a little red white and blue, French style. I’ve gathered just a few of my iconic French favorites, from a great Côtes du Rhône to the Breton classic Amor Lux (can’t even think how many of these I’ve owned over the years).…
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Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a very happy, safe and festive 4th of July! 4th of July American flag made of books arranged by Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books via the Random House facebook page
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At Ease | Low Key Luxe for the Fourth of July

Starting with this shopping collage for the fourth of July, I am hoping to inaugurate a light summer series entitled At Ease, where I will regularly gather some thematic product for stylish occasions throughout the summer. Since we all celebrate the 4th in different fashions, I thought low key luxe might cover quite a few bases.…
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Out and About in NYC with BlogTour and More

It’s a busy design week in New York. As an alumna of the Modenus‘ original BlogTour trip to London in 2011, I was kindly invited to tag along on their second NYC trip yesterday. It was wonderful to see old friends and finally meet some longtime online connections.…
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Coupe or Flute | The Champagne Glass Dilemma

Each year I update this post discussing the age old champagne dilemma, coupe or flute or even tulip with some new suggestions! I have cited Seth Box, director of education for Moet Hennessy USA, before, who, in the New York Times, had discussed his preferences.…
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Merry Christmas from Our Home to Yours

Wishing everyone who celebrates the very Merriest, from our table to yours!! From our Home to Yours  
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